U.S. State Department has updated travel warning on Mexico, the Mexican Caribbean is excluded from the warning.
U.S. State Department has updated its travel warning on Mexico to include more detail on the ongoing drug violence and threats to visitors, but also spelling out which parts of the country are considered safe and which regions should be avoided by Americans.
Specifically, the Mexican Caribbean is excluded from the warning. That includes the entire province of Quintana Roo and Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya, and Tulum; and the province of Yucatan, including Merida and Chichen Itza.
The Mexican Caribbean is more than 1,000 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border region, where most of the drug violence you see on TV occurs. Until and if this violence spreads to the Yucatan Peninsula –and there’s no sign of that happening– you should not let the violence taking place more in the border region affect your decision to travel to Mexico’s Caribbean beach destinations. You can read the entire travel warning here.